30 Bananas a Day!


This is where we keep all our 30BaD testimonials! Please share your positive experiences from being HCRV and from being a member here. We encourage you to share before and after pics, stories of how 30BaD has helped you on your HCRV path and anything else you feel is relevant. This will be a great positive space for newbies to come and be inspired by those who have succeeded on the lifestyle before them with the assistance of the 30BaD crew :) Please thank Elle for coming up with this brilliant idea!


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Comment by Oliver Viner-Mood on August 16, 2015 at 5:31am

Straight out of rehab for crack, heroin and methadone addiction, I started to change my eating habits and gave up a 40 a day smoking habit, went onto a high protein low carb diet, lot's of chicken breasts, eggs, tuna, cheese, spinach, joined gym, lost water weight but no real meaningful improvement in health and appearance.

After about 8 months because of the low carb i started drinking heavily which is odd as despite my passion for intoxicating substances I've never been much of a drinker, came close to a full relapse and i basically went completely of the deep end, i mean completely of my melon, toyed with suicide and just had a complete breakdown, but ultimately did not want to go back to heavy drugs as I knew that probably meant death within months.

After a few na meetings which wasn't doing anything for me sadly, I came across some raw vegan type vids one night and it somehow appealed to me and seemed to make instant sense, all i wanted to do was be healthy and feel good and I had nothing to lose so I went for it from the get go, 40+ bananas a day plus a cooked meal at the end and I felt relief over night, the drug cravings went, the depression lifted, drinking stopped, I felt like a different person.

The fact is If i had not come across some ozzy youtuber and started to eat copious amounts of fruit when I did I'm pretty sure I'd be dead like most of my junkie friends from a heroin overdose a long time ago and I'm extremely grateful for that, plus I'd be a lot fatter which is a nice bonus.

Before, weight was 16 stone, (224 pounds)

After, weight is 12 stone (164 pounds):

I had A LOT of body fat on my gut but the bulk of it's gone since raw till 4:

I've been r24 since june 2014, I've healed up pretty nicely and feel INCREDIBLE, more recently I've leaned more on 100% raw but doing raw till 4 is what I've been doing until recently. Being totally raw though really helps because of the years of drug abuse I don't have many endorphin's floating about and generally feel a lot lower than most, cycling also helps with this a lot also, especially long distances.

Comment by Ayla Joswick on July 11, 2015 at 5:12pm

Only on day three and even with a few beginner trips and stumbles, i'm already feeling better, and getting my boyfriend to eat healthier too. ^_^

Comment by Hannah Johnston on July 2, 2015 at 6:47pm

I absolutely LOVE being a high carb low fat Vegan, it has truly changed my life forever. I will never go back from this because I feel so incredible and I know not only is it benefiting the earth and the animals but also myself. I am so grateful that I have found this lifestyle and wish that everybody on this earth would join all of us.

Comment by Scott on June 5, 2015 at 9:05am

I went vegan about a year and a half ago. I admit I got into it for the heath benefits but after educating myself more on the ethical and environmental aspect of it, now its more about saving animals and less about myself. When I started I was still eating processed food like frozen vegan pizzas, fake meats etc. But once I went high card, high raw, plant based (raw till 4) I started to feel so much better and my energy has been so high which is good because I am a triathlete and I workout a lot! I live in Orange County CA so if there are any other vegans out there in that area I'd love to meet up! Peace :)

Comment by Jon Maddison on May 27, 2015 at 10:04pm

I healed my chronic psoriasis of twelve years on Raw til 4, I couldn't be more grateful. Seeing your skin change before your eyes and giving you your life back is an amazing feeling. 

Comment by magnum on May 23, 2015 at 4:38am
Been eating so much rice, veggies, pasta, and fruits and I have lost weight! It's amazing. I also feel so much more energetic and fulfilled and happy. Enjoying life so much more.
Comment by Michelle Mitchell on May 12, 2015 at 6:15am

Hello everyone. New here and had 2 children in one year :) feeling like I need to step up on being healthy because of them. I am 34 and weigh almost 200lbs. I like to talk to others and hopefully we can be great support of each other. 

Comment by Iveta'sRawLife on May 8, 2015 at 12:00pm

Hi I'm kinda new to this lifestyle. Came here to give and get some support on this amazing journey. As well as looking forward to seeing great results :)

Comment by OrangeObsessed on May 3, 2015 at 1:29am

Hi everyone! I just started banana island today and am nomming on #3 as I type. 

I'm so excited. My body feels so trashed right now. I just got done with a 21 day fix group where I was encouraged to drink protein shakes as meal replacers. Not good stuff. I'm ready to listen to my body and carb the f*** up! 

Comment by ScottishVegan on May 2, 2015 at 5:00am
Hi everyone. I'm so excited to join and be a part of this awesome enlightened community :)
Comment by Justina O on April 25, 2015 at 9:14am

Hey, yal! I'm Justina, I've been wanting to become a vegan about two years now! Watching Freelee and Kristina motivated me highly! But, i was in love with icecream, poptarts, cookies, CHIPS, fries! That was my diet. For some reason, I always hated eating chicken, beef, hamburgers and all that bad junk your stomach can't digest properly. 4 years ago, I wouldn't really eat meat, just things that may contain it, like false chicken nuggets from the school cafeteria, taco bell, mcdonald nuggets. My sophomore year, I decided to become a Pescatarian. I only ate fish strictly as my main protein source, beans, DAIRY PRODUCTS, eggs, nuts.. but I honestly never ate much of anything that was suppose to keep me healthy. Like I said, my diet is nothing but candy, icecream chips and cookies. Fries .. In the middle of my pescatarian year, i ran across Kristina, & freelee.. I was inspired by them I wanted to give veganism a try. Letting go of sushi, fish, poptarts.. Easy breezy! But certain candies, fries, icecream, chips.. COOKIES. Nah. I couldn't let that go! I went Vegetarian. I'm slowly trying to become a vegan. Yesterday marked my Last day of Vegetarianism. It took me two weeks to let go of candies, chips, & cookies. FRIES/ICECREAM! DX Of course with the gradual transition to veganism. I'm serious and set on becoming a vegan. I will participate in the Raw til 4 vegan lifestyle. Please wish me luck! I'm highly motivated, but badly pressured in my household, and school/work social life! Im accepting friends request! And great motivational people! I want to drop lbs and be mentally/physically healthy!! I will take everyone's advice! Btw, I am at age 17, soon to be 18! :D

Comment by Licia on April 10, 2015 at 3:31pm
Hi everyone! I'm new to this community and wanted to introduce myself. My names Alicia and I'm happier than ever. This community is full of support and love and I'm glad I can be a part of it! I am always wanting to ever improve my health, which is why I decided to join this lifestyle. I'm excited to see what experiences will come! If anyone has any advice or just wants to be friends I'm more than glad to comply :)
Comment by ari andonopoulos on April 1, 2015 at 12:11am

I finally made the decision to join in. I am glad I did. 


Comment by Janice Morris on March 22, 2015 at 5:00am

Wow..Thank You!! If the time ever comes where money vs food is an issue, rice is VERY affordable, as I am sure you know.

Comment by Elizabeth Rivas on March 22, 2015 at 4:28am

Hello All,

So let me start by saying that I come from a position of terrible health issues. for the last 10 years I was in and out of the drs office. On disability home in bed sooooo sick and back to work on and off back and forth. The last 8 years have some of the hardest in my life. I followed the drs orders took meds that i felt weren't working was diagnosed with depression, diagnosed with ulcers, irritable bowel, had a hysterectomy and cholecystectomy (my gallbladder was removed when it became gangrenous). I had enough. One day i decided to take everything out of my diet and see what was cause the sever digestive issue. So I when on a juice fast. Well after 4 days i was cranky tired irritable, and feeling worse. So i went on the fat sick and nearly dead site in in the corner of the website was a advertisement for going vegan. I though I'll be able to eat again and still remove all the junk? hmm i'm in. so over 18 month i lost 60 lbs and was happier and healthier than ever. When i lost my job and we had to choose between lights and food. Staying vegan wasn't a choice we hwere worried about if this month would be the month we lost our home. I still stayed as close to vegas possible . Somehow that didn't make me feel any better. We a few months ago I started working again and immediately came back to my vegan lifelstyle and and going through the difficulties of stretching my stomach again grr. However I feel soo much better. I've made mistake but I've also made progress for the positive. Thank you Freely and durian for showing me that I don't have to live in pain or harm innocent animal to be healthy. I still have a long way to go but i feel it getting easier and more exciting everyday.

Comment by Orion Ani on March 13, 2015 at 1:52am
Before and after are like night and day.
Comment by Sabrina Rubio on March 13, 2015 at 12:50am
I am very new to all of this, actually doing it at least. I come from a Hispanic family who consumes animal products on the daily. I'm looking for a change for my health and my mind. Right now I'm weighing 168 and have little by little been cutting out dairy, cheese and meats especially. I'm hopeful and determined. Thank you freelee for opening my eyes!
Comment by Chuck Gangahar on February 2, 2015 at 10:53am

I lost 14lbs in 12-months. I weighed 190lbs a year ago, now I'm down to 176 consistently. It's pretty cool now that I don't even crave coffee in the mornings. I saved a lot of money this year too b/c giving up meat products, dairy products, etc. Even though I was frustrated with not losing more weight - there have been other positive side effects of the rawtil4 lifestyle which I didn't really expect. The biggest one is now I actually have the energy and motivation to start up a blog, youtube channel and do lots of things which I had been procrastinating before. For example, I thought about joining 30bad over a year ago but just kept avoiding it!! Haha how moronic that was! I guess the old way of thinking was that I needed to do everything alone and without help. Now I want to contribute my knowledge to the people on this lifestyle especially those who are just starting out because I am going through the same things that other people are.

Comment by Janice Morris on January 31, 2015 at 12:25pm

Outstanding Jordan!

Comment by Jordan Nicole on January 31, 2015 at 10:15am

Like so many here I have been unhealthy and I am still working towards a better me. I now think we can always continue to improve on ourselves no mater where we are in life. I have lost 25 pounds since becoming vegan and it has taken a year. I know many people consider that slow but I know it is right for me and I can finally accept that. 

I will not bore you with all the details but I can give a simple run down on my health the last 24 years. I have been bulimic since I was 8 years old or younger. I hid it and never told a soul until I finally told my husband 6 months ago. I finally decided to do something about it and I am 30 days in to no binging and purging and I see the future bright and clear! I just told myself I do not have to do that anymore and it was a weight off my shoulders.

I have been sick most of my life with constant body aches, extreme bowel issues, cystic acne, painful monthly cycles, and stomach aches. I had sore throats to the point of 2 tonsillectomies in my teens. I had pains and bleeding in my ear for 2 years until doctors found a tumor which took 2 surgeries at over 7 hours each and left me with no hearing in my right ear. 

My only wish is that I had found this lifestyle sooner. Many of my problems have cleared up. My skin looks better, my stomach and bowels are doing better than I ever knew possible, my cycle is finally regular (although still painful), and I have even changed my views on life! I was obsessed with having the best of everything and wasting my money. I no longer have those urges to buy the hottest new makeup palettes every week or get my hair died monthly. I still love to get dressed up and do my makeup. But I am happy using the same things over and over instead of buying something new for every occasion.  I am so much happier with who I am now that I do not have to seek those things out.

I know I have a road ahead that does not end as long as I live but for once that road is filled with adventures, health, and memories instead of being bogged down with an abundance of material items and sickness. 

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